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Common Injuries Seen After a Motor Vehicle Accident

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one motor vehicle accident occurs every minute and 7 seconds, leaving at least one person injured every two minutes and 34 seconds. In more severe accidents, the crash's impact can often be so significant that it leaves victims facing severe personal injuries.

When involved in an accident caused by another driver's negligence, injured victims may be able to recover compensation for the damages. Injuries may occur to any part of the body and can range in severity depending on how bad the accident was. Some of the most common injuries seen after motor vehicle accidents include

Spinal Cord Injuries – Damage to the spinal cord caused by an accident can often result in total or partial paralysis below the injury site.

Traumatic brain injuries – These injuries occur when the brain is damaged by a jolt or blow to the head. Car accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.

Fractures and Broken Bones – Broken arms, ribs, ankles, wrists, and legs are all common after an auto accident. Sometimes breaks can be clean cut, only requiring a cast to fix, while other times, they can be more severe and may need to be operated on surgically.

Internal Injuries – It's important always to be seen by a medical professional after an auto accident because damage to internal organs may occur, and there could be internal bleeding a victim may not be aware of.

Burns – If a vehicle catches fire after a collision or a victim's skin comes in contact with hot surfaces, fluids, chemicals, or steam, they may be severely burned. Sometimes burns may be so significant that skin grafting and surgery may be required.

Contact an Attorney

Dealing with the legal matters of a car accident can be stressful, especially when trying to recover from injuries. Working with an attorney can be beneficial as your case will be in the hands of a trusted attorney with years of experience. Here at Amador Law Firm, we have a team of lawyers dedicated to your case and getting you the compensation you deserve. Let us be your voice.

Contact us today at (956) 405-6220 or visit us online to schedule your free consultation with one of our award-winning attorneys.